Cuban law does not specifically prohibit foreigners from adopting children. The law, however, is ambiguous and adoptions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Adoptions by American citizens are extremely rare and may ultimately be unsuccessful. U.S. Embassy Havana has no expertise on this topic and recommends prospective parents work with an attorney in Cuba to navigate the process.
For general information on international adoption, please refer to the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs or telephone the Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) call center at 1-888-407-4747. The OCS call center can answer general inquiries and will forward calls as appropriate. This number is available from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
Callers who are unable to use toll-free numbers, such as those calling from overseas, may obtain information and assistance during these hours by calling +1-317-472-2328.